OPG President & CEO Shares Vision of Collaborating for Success with the Nuclear Supply Chain

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) was pleased to welcome Jeffrey Lyash, Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) new president and CEO as the key-note speaker at their industry luncheon at the Ajax Convention Centre.

By OCI News Release
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016, Pickering, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) was pleased to welcome Jeffrey Lyash, Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) new president and CEO as the key-note speaker at their industry luncheon at the Ajax Convention Centre.

This was the first opportunity, since Mr. Lyash was appointed to his new post in July, 2015, for the organization’s membership of Canadian nuclear supply chain companies to learn first-hand of the leader’s vision on how OPG and the nuclear supply chain can work together for mutual success.

This timely event took place on the heels of the January announcement that OPG is committed to enter the $12.8 billion execution phase of the Darlington station refurbishment.  By extending the operating lives of the four CANDU nuclear units for the next 40 years, Darlington’s ongoing output of 3400 megawatts of clean, reliable, low cost electricity will ensure that Ontario continues as a global leader in low GHG electricity.

“OPG has been preparing for the Darlington Refurbishment since 2009 and we’re ready to deliver the job safely, on time and on budget,” said Mr. Lyash. “Having a clean, reliable electricity system with predictable, stable prices is not just an environmental achievement, it’s essential to the province’s long-term competitiveness.”

 “The many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that comprise much of Ontario’s nuclear supply chain of equipment and service providers will benefit greatly from this opportunity,” said OCI President and CEO Dr. Ron Oberth. “OPG’s multi-year Darlington project stands to support thousands of quality and sustainable jobs in communities across Ontario – from Pembroke to Peterborough to Coburg and on to Oakville, Burlington, Cambridge and Niagara. We are committed to work together with OPG to deliver an ‘on time’ and ‘on budget’ refurbishment of the four Darlington reactors. We believe this collaboration will bring significant benefit not only for this project, but for future opportunities as well,” added Oberth.

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is an association of more than 190 suppliers to the nuclear industry. OCI companies employ more than 12,000 nuclear specialists who design reactors, manufacture major equipment and components, and provide engineering services and support to CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants in offshore markets. 


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Dr. Ron Oberth, President and CEO,
905 839 -0073 or 647 407 6081, ron.oberth@oci-aic.org.

Ms. Marina Oeyangen, Manager Member Services and Communications
905 839 -0073 or 905 706 5958, marina.oeyangen@oci-aic.org

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